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Sun Sextile Mars Transit

A Sun sextile Mars transit represents putting our energy and drive into achieving what we want. It gives us the courage to chase our dreams and reach for what we want. This is a positive and active aspect that helps to push us to achieve in general.

The Sun is related to ourselves, our hero’s journey, ourselves at our essential best. The Sun is the source of light for us, and just as it shines down on earth, it shines a light wherever it falls.

Mars is related to energy, pure and simple. Mars is associated with courage, daring, drive, ambition, anger and libido. Mars is fast-moving, impulsive and can be reckless.

Planets are sextile when they are 60° apart (usually 2 signs away from each other). When looking at transits (as opposed to natal astrology) we usually allow an orb (allowance) of 1° so planets that are 59° to 61° degrees apart are considered sextile.

A sextile is a harmonious or easy aspect that has a helpful quality to it.  Sextiles can be useful when it comes to making changes that are necessary as things tend to work smoother with sextiles.


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Born and bred in Brisbane, Australia, I have had a fascination with astrology since I was a child. I hold the STA’s Practitioners Level Certification in Horary and am currently studying Hellenistic Astrology.